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Habitat for Humanity Ag Build at the State Fair


The Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity 9th annual Ag Build at the Indiana State Fair will take place on the state fairgrounds over the 17 days of the state fair. This year the Samlafo and Leachman families will build their new homes alongside 30 different agriculture sponsors and the help of over 850 volunteers.

Jim Morris, president & CEO of Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity says the Ag Build is the only partnership like this in the country. “By building Habitat homes at the Indiana State Fair, we showcase not only what we do but even more so showcase what the agriculture community of Indiana can do when they come together,” he says. “The Samlafo and Leachman families will join nearly 600 local families who achieved homeownership through our hands-on program.”

“Wells Fargo, the nation’s leading agriculture lender, is once again proud to support the Agriculture Build at the Indiana State Fair,” said Christopher DesJean, Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo. “Our team members are committed to investing their time, talent and treasures into helping our communities thrive, and Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity plays a pivotal role in building a strong community by creating affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for people. We look forward to partnering with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity and several other organizations dedicated to serving the agricultural community on this build at the fair.”

The Ag Build brings together agriculture companies from across the industry in support of their Indiana neighbors. “Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, believes in enriching lives in the communities where our employees live and work. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Habitat Ag Build at the Indiana State Fair and our employees are passionate about volunteering for this Habitat build where the dream of homeownership becomes a reality for two families,” said Susanne Wasson, Vice President, Commercial Effectiveness, Corteva Agriscience.

“Everyone recognizes the “Habitat for Humanity” name and everyone respects the Habitat organization. That’s why Kroger volunteers and members of the Indiana Pacers are grateful to work together on Habitat builds at the Indiana State Fair.” says Eric Halvorson, Manager of Media Affairs & Media Spokesman, Kroger. “Our small role in construction reminds all of us how Habitat is improving lives and building neighborhoods one home and one street at a time.”

To participate in the 2018 Habitat Ag Build, contact Ted Mosey at 317.77.6091 or visit indyhabitat.org/ag-build. More general information about Greater Indy Habitat can be found at indyhabitat.org.